Educational and Content
Director, Education & Content
HQ, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Responsible for owning and implementing the Alef Education digital content plan for STEM subjects. This includes directing continuous improvement, innovation, and delivery of best-in-class digital content that reflects our learning theory, instructional design, assessment, and accessibility goals.
Digital Content Strategy
Ownership of the delivery of the global content roadmap for STEM facilitating ongoing cross functional communication and collaboration with the Product impacted divisions to enable cohesive implementation between the platform and the content within it.
Content Production & Design
Lead content development strategies that deliver cohesive and immersive learning experiences that engage students and enhance their ability to achieve targeted learning outcomes.
Lead and enable high-performing, collaborative education specialty teams known for their creative and agile delivery of objectives and key results within time and cost constraints
Education, Experience and Required Skills
Post graduate qualification in a STEM discipline.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant education field
10-12 years in a digital K12 education environment
5 years of team leadership experience required
Solid track record in a Digital Content leadership role.
Reputable track record of publishing STEM content attaining to international standards.
Demonstrable experience in producing content in line with curriculum models.
Solid experience in leading content development teams in end to end and third-party digital publishing environment.
Solid examples of driving third-party dependencies to deliver content on time and on budget.
2 years of digital education publishing experience required
Demonstrates a clear vision for the digital future of secondary education.
Previous experience negotiating contracts and coordinating work with contractors
Strong Business & Financial Acumen; specifically, budget and cost management (USD 10M).
Experience developing and managing scalable systems and processes; governance and business growth and management processes
Matrix style management experience an advantage
Ability to manage cross-functional teams with multiple functional reporting structures.
Excellent ability to facilitate and influence decision making and cyclical information flow
Arabic / Middle East experience strongly desired to enable effective student engagement across Middle East markets
Problem solving; ability to drive toward project completion, overcoming obstacles, bottlenecks and other risks as required
Relationship Builder : ability to quickly establish credibility, influence and trust with other team members to better drive results
Creative Design : ability to see the big picture of the design process and influence continuous creativity details without losing focus on schedule and process efficiencies
Deadline oriented; ability to articulate priorities and revise plans to meet tight deadlines
Recent and solid track record of delivering best in class Digital Learning content for STEM.
In depth knowledge and delivery of different K-12 pedagogy and curriculum models and frameworks including regional and international teaching and learning environments.
Solid track record in STEM research and / or innovation environment.
Expertise and utilization of varying change management strategies and styles that support a collaborative and productive environment.
Displays an agile mindset that supports and drives divisional ambitions and fosters a culture of shared ownership and accountability.